Opening General Session

Monday, August 5
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Valencia Ballroom

Open to all conference attendees and exhibitors. Badge needed for admission.

Keynote Presentation

Captain Scott Kelly
History-making NASA Astronaut; first to complete a year-in-space mission

The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from A Year in Space

Former NASA Astronaut Kelly shares how personal determination and a never-quit attitude helped him achieve his professional and personal goals. With humor and visual storytelling, he’ll share the importance of preparation, attention to detail and teamwork- any of which can mean the difference between life and death or success and failure for a team.

Soctt Kelly’s story is featured in the award-winning TIME and PBS documentaries A Year in Space and in the theatrical release from Universal Pictures of the 2021 documentary The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station. In 2021, he was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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